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Adjunct Faculty - Non-Destructive Testing

Amarillo College
Amarillo, TX
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Jan 15, 2022

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At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first and foremost, for assisting students in every way.

We are accepting applications for Part-Time Faculty in Non-Destructive Testing who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement and who will teach courses in assigned discipline. Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, tech-supported, or online courses and in immediate preparation for respective courses, maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught.



Required: Associate's degree in technical areas and developmental education must possess appropriate academic preparation. The minimum academic degree for faculty teaching in these areas is an associate degree and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline or bachelors degree in the teaching discipline. Also, other types of qualifications may prove to be appropriate. Examples include appropriately related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications related to the teaching assignment. ASNT Level III in one, or more, of the following methods: Eddy Current, Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, Ultrasonic, or visual testing.

CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Degrees, experiences, and certificates must be in the proposed teaching or service area and must meet any accreditation requirement applicable to the program or institution. The appropriate Presidents Cabinet member must expressly approve any exceptions in writing.


Required: Minimum three (3) years of experience in non-destructive testing field.

Preferred: Previous post-secondary teaching experience


* Ability to work with and motivate students.

* Ability to demonstrate excellent teaching skills.

* Ability to work under stress.

* Ability to work well with a team or independently.

* Excellent oral, written and listening skills, including computer skills sufficient for email, course development and course management.

* Must have skills in computer operation, multimedia classroom instructional software, and be willing to learn new computer software.

* Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and assessment.

* Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

* Knowledge of raw materials, production process, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacturing.

* Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies in NDTE as established by the American Society of Nondestructive Testing.

* Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and application to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures, and processes.

* Judgement and decision making ability.

* Dependability and integrity.

* Must be able to deal with people in a professional manner.

* Willing to teach on satellite campuses, in class or online as needed.

* Must be able to work with nontraditional students and students with disabilities.


* Exhibit effective teaching in Non-Destructive Testing courses with a willingness to learn new software applications as needed.

* Demonstrate commitment to student success, innovation, collaboration and instructional quality.

* Perform teaching activities, including classroom instruction, directing projects, and assisting with student coursework, research and internships.

* Plan, develop and present organized classroom instructions and learning opportunities for students in accordance with approved course outlines.

* Teach off-campus, dual credit and online courses as required.

* Demonstrate and maintain competence in the use of instructional technology.

* Demonstrate competence in his/her teaching field and related technologies.

* Develop curriculum.

* Prepare syllabus i.e., determine course content that is consistent with the catalog description.

* Select instructional materials (textbooks).

* Participate in faculty renewal and development programs.

* Attend briefings on procedures, advising, registration, and general policy.

* Assist with registration. Participate in recruitment activities.

* Complete appropriate administrative paperwork and performance evaluations in a timely manner.

* Educate themselves regarding College policies.

* Provide extra help to students outside of class (not for pay).

* Ensure effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.

* Participate in department, division and college meetings as assigned or required.

* Assume responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and in the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.

* Attend faculty meetings, general assembly, and commencement.

* Participate in and complete performance assessments/evaluations as assigned.

* Perform additional related duties as required

* As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the Faculty (iCare) Ideals.

* Program assessment.

* Course scheduling.

* Faculty hiring and evaluation.

* Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Faculty (iCare) Ideals:

* Innovation: Actively engaging in ACs culture of caring by embracing the ideal of innovation to serve students, peers and the community.

* Collegiality: Actively engaging in ACs culture of caring by embracing the ideal of collegiality to serve students, peers and the community.

* Amenability: Actively engaging in ACs culture of caring by embracing the ideal of amenability to serve students, peers and the community.

* Rigor: Actively engaging in ACs culture of caring by embracing the ideal of academic rigor to serve students, peers and the community.

* Engagement: Actively engaging in ACs culture of caring by embracing the ideal of engagement to serve students, peers and the community.

Teaching Load: The teaching load for full-time faculty will normally consist of 15 load hours or equivalent assignments. Faculty are assigned by their chair to teach in their major fields, insofar as possible. They may, however, be assigned to teach in their minor fields in accordance with standards of accrediting associations. (Responsibilities for Non-teaching faculty will be individually prescribed).

Proportional Assignments: Full-time faculty appointed for less than a 15-load-hour assignment per semester shall receive accrued benefits proportional to the percentage of appointment.

Overload Assignments: Overload teaching may also be assigned as needed by the department chair (as referenced in the "Overload Assignments" section of the "Faculty Handbook). Pay for overload teaching will be based on the Part-time Instructor Salary Schedule rates.

Office Hours: Full-time faculty members must have regular office hours for teaching preparation, student advising, and other incidental tasks required for teaching. The schedule of classroom and office hours must be posted as soon after registration as possible.

Advising Requirements: Faculty will serve as academic advisors based on a divisional or departmental advising plan. The number of advisees will vary depending on the number of majors in a division. Adjustments in other responsibilities or compensation may be made if it is necessary for a faculty member to be the advisor for more than sixty students.

Committee Assignments: Each faculty member will normally be assigned membership on at least one institutional committee but may not be required to serve on more than three committees.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position may include supervisory responsibilities. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods; and have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.

Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holidays, and varying events if necessary.)

Work Environment: This job is located in (Amarillo), Texas and may operate in a classroom, online, or tech supported setting. This role routinely uses standard classroom and office equipment such as microphones, audio/video-recorders, computers, overhead projectors, phones, copy machines, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Travel Expectations: Any travel essential for this position requires the employee to adhere to the Amarillo College Travel Policy as written.

Salary: New faculty members will be placed appropriately on the College salary schedule established for their category of employment. When determining an employee's placement on the appropriate College salary schedule, the employee's position, responsibilities, experience, education, and years of service shall be considered.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy: Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.
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